Jacksonia thesioides (Jacksonia) (Fabaceae)

Jacksonia thesioides (Jacksonia)

I find this to be among one of the more attractive peaflowers of savanna woodland. The stems are leafless and green, hence performing the function of leaves. I imagine this to be an adaptation to arid conditions. The reduction of leaves would help the plant save on water that might otherwise be lost through transpiration. In full bloom, this savanna shrub produces numerous small purple pea flowers and is a sure to catch the eye. I imagine this shrub would do wonderfully as a bonsai!

About David Tng

I am David Tng, a hedonistic botanizer who pursues plants with a fervour. I chase the opportunity to delve into various aspects of the study of plants. I have spent untold hours staring at mosses and allied plants, taking picture of pollen, culturing orchids in clean cabinets, counting tree rings, monitoring plant flowering times, etc. I am currently engrossed in the study of plant ecology (a grand excuse to see 'anything I can). Sometimes I think of myself as a shadow taxonomist, a sentimental ecologist, and a spiritual environmentalist - but at the very root of it all, a "plant whisperer"!
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